HB1604 (2018) Detail

Renaming Columbus Day as "Indigenous People's Day."


HB 1604 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2018 SESSION

18-2428

04/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1604

 

AN ACT renaming Columbus Day as "Indigenous People's Day."

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Horrigan, Straf. 6; Rep. Burton, Straf. 6; Rep. Bouldin, Hills. 12

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill renames Columbus Day as Indigenous People's Day for the purpose of state holidays.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

18-2428

04/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eighteen

 

AN ACT renaming Columbus Day as "Indigenous People's Day."

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Findings and Intent.  It is the intent of the general court that Indigenous Peoples Day serve as a time for New Hampshire residents to reflect on the continuing struggles of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, including the Wabanaki (also known as People of the Dawn), who inhabited what is now known as New Hampshire for thousands of years before English settlers arrived in the 1620s.  

2  Holidays.  Amend RSA 288:1 to read as follows:

288:1  Holidays.  January 1; the third Monday in January, known as Martin Luther King, Jr. Civil Rights Day; the third Monday in February, known as Washington's Birthday; the last Monday in May, known as Memorial Day or, on a date to coincide with the federal observance if it is held on a different day; July 4, known as Independence Day; the first Monday in September, known as Labor Day; the second Monday in October, known as [Columbus Day] Indigenous People's Day; the day on which the biennial election is held; November 11, known as Veterans Day; Thanksgiving Day, whenever appointed; and Christmas Day are legal holidays.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB1604 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 10, 2018 House Hearing
Jan. 30, 2018 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1604 Revision: 2185 Date: Nov. 13, 2017, 11:32 a.m.

Docket


June 5, 2018: ==ROOM CHANGE== Interim Study Subcommittee Work Session: 06/05/2018 11:00 AM LOB 307


March 6, 2018: Refer for Interim Study: MA VV 03/06/2018 HJ 6 P. 39


: Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study (Vote 16-2; CC)


March 6, 2018: Committee Report: Refer for Interim Study for 03/06/2018 (Vote 16-2; CC) HC 9 P. 21


Jan. 30, 2018: Executive Session: 01/30/2018 LOB 306


Jan. 24, 2018: Subcommittee Work Session: 01/24/2018 02:30 PM LOB 306


Jan. 10, 2018: Public Hearing: 01/10/2018 02:30 PM LOB 306


Jan. 3, 2018: Introduced 01/03/2018 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 1 P. 17